Founded in the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, Snorkel began as a research project for former Stanford Ph.D. students. Their research became the foundation for their company, a data management product which helps companies build, manage and monitor AI applications. Today, Snorkel works with various partners, including Stanford Medicine and Google.
Stockton’s youngest and only African-American mayor in history, Michael Tubbs ’12 recently appeared in the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series on Aug. 12. Tubbs discussed using his position as mayor to tackle daunting issues like wide-scale poverty, gun violence and racial tension.
Stanford faculty gathered on July 28 for a webinar discussing options for holding a fair election during a pandemic, and presented research that gave insight on vote-by-mail and COVID-19’s impact on political preferences. The event was hosted by Stanford Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) and moderated by political science professor Michael Tomz.
A group of Stanford, MIT, Harvard and Brown students have proposed utilizing a machine learning chatbot to decongest COVID-19 self-reporting hotlines in Peru, an idea developed as a part of an MIT hackathon addressing international COVID-19 issues. The team named their project Simi, “which has connotations with mouth and communication” in Latin America, according to group member and Stanford student Valeria Wu ’22.